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Torque Homework Question

  1. Mar 3, 2013 #1
    I cannot for the life of me figure out how to do this

    A light string has its ends tied to two walls separated by a distance equal to 7L/8 the length of the string. A 95 kg mass is suspended from the center of the string, applying a tension in the string. What is the tension in the two strings of length L/ 2 tied to the wall?

    The acceleration of
    gravity is 9.8 m/s squared

    Thank you in advance !
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 3, 2013 #2
    Consider the free body diagram of the mass. What forces act on it? Is the mass static or in motion?
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